Escape from Mogadishu movie review: Korean diplomats in peril in Somalia-set action thriller by The Battleship Island director Ryoo Seung-wan

3/5 starsMost movie-goers may be unfamiliar with the plight of Somalia and its people, beyond the North African nation providing the hostile setting for such “Americans in peril” narratives as Black Hawk Down and Captain Phillips.Ryoo Seung-wan’s new white-knuckle thriller Escape from Mogadishu does little to expand on this image of a violently destabilised nation, opting instead, much like its predecessors, to use the country merely as an exotic backdrop for a story about Koreans addressing…


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